News

Patterson Bond May Be Revoked

Patterson Bond May Be Revoked

Photo: clipart.com

CANTON, S.D. (AP) — A man charged with killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in South Dakota last fall could have his $750,000 bond revoked at a hearing next month.

Twenty-eight-year-old Joseph Patterson is facing second-degree murder, manslaughter and aggravated assault charges in the death of two-year-old Tyrese Robert Ruffin.

He was arrested early Wednesday on charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault, interference with emergency communication and injury to property, following accusations that he assaulted the boy’s mother this week.

State’s Attorney Tom Wollman is pushing for Patterson to forfeit the $750,000 cash bond his father paid last year.

Patterson appeared via video Thursday morning for the bond hearing. The Argus Leader reports that his attorney requested arguments to be heard next month. The hearing will resume on July 10th.

Recent Headlines

in Viral Videos

Little girl doesn’t want her brother to grow up

Fresh
Sister Grows Up

Five-year-old Sadie doesn't want her little brother to grow up because he's too cute now as a baby.

in Lifestyle

Study: Kids like new, healthier school lunches

Fresh
schoollunch

A recent study suggests that most elementary age students like eating the healthier school lunches required by the USDA.

in National

Sugar tax could be coming to your soda

Fresh
soda

A lawmaker will launch the first national effort in years to tax soda, the latest bid to stem rising obesity and diabetes rates by curbing the consumption of sugary drinks.